Polite at Call Center & Known for Big, Soulful Voice on Stage

CHANNELVIEW – At Harris County’s annual commemoration of Black History Month last year, the program closed with the District Clerk’s Choir singing “We Shall Overcome.” The rendition started off sedately – the choir has dwindled in numbers in recent years, and the audience, which joined in the singing, mouthed the words quietly as if they…

The Postal Service Celebrates Black History Month Issuing a Forever Stamp Honoring Richard Allen, Founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Marks the 39th Stamp in the Black Heritage Series PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Postal Service today kicked off the national observance of Black History Month with the dedication of a Forever stamp honoring preacher, activist and civic leader Richard Allen for his inspirational life and profound contribution to American history. The ceremony was held at…

The Legacy Lives On: Beulah Ann Shepard The “Mayor” of the Acres Home Community

A small-town girl whose candid conviction and influence were sought for decades by political candidates for local and state office and even the White House, Beulah Ann Shepard, legacy lives on. Shepard, a bold Democrat who moved to Houston from Louisiana nearly 70 years ago, was often called the unofficial “Mayor of Acres Homes”. She…

David Walker’s Appeal in Four Articles: Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America”

My dearly beloved Brethren and Fellow Citizens. Having travelled over a considerable portion of these United States, and having, in the course of my travels, taken the most accurate observations of things as they exist — the result of my observations has warranted the full and unshaken conviction, that we, (coloured people of these United…